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AP World History Essay Compare & Contrast Essay Greece and Persia 10/2/12
AP World History Essay Compare & Contrast Essay Greece and Persia Have you ever thought about the ancient wars that occurred in the history of the ancient world? Some of the most important wars were the battles of ancient Greece and the Persian Empire. Ancient Greece and Persia were enemies at war, and they both fought many great battles to expand their empires in the ancient years of 1000-30 B.C.E. These two great nations differed in their political systems and their ability to be unified. Although these great nations differed greatly, they still had various similarities; of the similarities the two empires shared were their very strong and powerful military forces. The Persians and Greeks built two of the most successful and prosperous nations in history. The Persians and Greeks built two of the most successful and prosperous nations the world has ever known. Ancient Greece may have been very great and powerful but it wasn’t able to be unified. City-states fought each other frequently, unlike Persia which was a much unified empire. Persia is known to own the title of the largest empire that has ever existed, because they were unified it helped them become strong and powerful, ergo to the fact of them being a great empire. Grecian city-states weren’t able to maintain unity in their nation because they kept fighting. The city-states had many issues with one another but they had to unite to fight off the Persians because the Persians were double their size. Other than being unified, ancient Greece and Persia also differed in their political systems. Greece had several political systems because each city state had a different political system of their own. Majority of the Greek governments were monarchies, oligarchies, tyrannies and democracies. In Persia the political system was based on one’s freedom. The rulers of Persia were Zoroastrians; they practiced religious toleration and...
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